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>>>>> On Wed, 31 Mar 2010, Brian Harring wrote:
> Roughly, VALID_USE is a list of constraints stating what the allowed
> use flag combinations are for this pkg. If you think of normal
> depdencies (I must have openssl and python merged prior), it's the
> same machinery.
Maybe we should first discuss if we want to drop the following
rule  which your proposal seems to contradict:
| Occasionally, ebuilds will have conflicting USE flags for
| functionality. Checking for them and returning an error is not a
| viable solution. Instead, you must pick one of the USE flags in
| conflict to favour.